Author Topic: Other stuff to see around PBP  (Read 1322 times)

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Other stuff to see around PBP
« on: June 06, 2019, 07:33:53 am »
It turns out that Rambouillet has a model railway museum with a fairly small entry fee.
http://www.rambolitrain.com

The Bobet museum in St Meen le Grand has been mentioned in other PBP threads.
http://bobet-tousavelo.fr

There is the Charles Terront PBP plaque, not hugely far from the start, though not actually along the PBP19 route.
https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=111156.0

Are there any other interesting places along the PBP route for riders or their companions to waste a little time at before, during or after PBP?
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FifeingEejit

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Re: Other stuff to see around PBP
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2019, 11:47:51 am »
It turns out that Rambouillet has a model railway museum with a fairly small entry fee.
http://www.rambolitrain.com

Quote from: Google Translate
The museum is open from Wednesday to Sunday included
as well as public holidays (except Mondays and Tuesdays) from 10h to 12h and from 14h to 17h30, except 25/12 and 01/01. Last entry at 17h, for a closing at 17:30.
Approximate average visit time: about 1h.


Re: Other stuff to see around PBP
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2019, 10:03:31 am »
Errr, Paris. Versailles. Easy drive to Fontainebleau forest (lovely riding, bouldering and walking) the Fontainebleau Palace which is awesome, Jean Cocteau's house if you're feeling arty, the Cyclops... A lot of impressionist history in that part of the world. see: https://www.fontainebleau-tourisme.com/en/discover-the-region/patrimoine-2/the-artists-trail/

4x5

Re: Other stuff to see around PBP
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2019, 09:13:53 pm »
There also are the Grandes Ensemble in Montigny-le-Bretonneux, close to the Rambouillet - Versailles - Paris metro train line:



https://www.creativeboom.com/inspiration/neglected-utopia-photographer-explores-the-forgotten-modernist-estates-of-paris/

Re: Other stuff to see around PBP
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2019, 02:52:31 pm »
Here's a lot at the Bergerie National, in French, so it will be good practice.

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: Other stuff to see around PBP
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2019, 01:38:00 pm »
Aussie George and I stopped off in St Meen le Grand outbound for 20-30 minutes to see the Bobet museum at a 5EU cost each. A nice way to get out of the PBP bubble for a short time and I picked up a couple of postcards for souvenirs. The main hassle was letting folks know that we were going to the museum, rather missing a turn on the PBP route.
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

Re: Other stuff to see around PBP
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2019, 01:47:26 pm »
Did anyone go to the model railway ?   I'll have to admit that I remembered when I got home so I went to one on Romney Marsh with Junior on Sunday instead.

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: Other stuff to see around PBP
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2019, 02:09:44 pm »
I wanted to (as well as see the Terront plaque) but ran out of tuits. I was going to visit it on the Friday morning after PBP but instead loaded up and transferred folk/ machines to Dieppe before I drove to Calais. Perhaps next time I’ll have an extra day free before or after PBP and I will get round to it.
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

FifeingEejit

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Re: Other stuff to see around PBP
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2019, 03:07:24 pm »
Did anyone go to the model railway ?   I'll have to admit that I remembered when I got home so I went to one on Romney Marsh with Junior on Sunday instead.

I did on the Saturday after bike check/registration

sadly the garden railway wasn't running, but the display of model trains as well as the layout on the top floor while not on the scale of Minatur Wonderland was worth the 4 euro.